Looking to kit out your home office? It’s a good idea, even if you’re still going to the office a few times a week. Our ultimate Home Office Gear guide has dozens of recommendations, from portable monitors to standing desks, and we’ve been scouring for Prime Day deals on these WIRED-tested products. That includes discounts from retailers that aren’t Amazon, too. These are the best laptop and home office deals we’ve found.
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This is our favorite standing desk. The bamboo top is elegant, and the motor moves up and down smoothly without any wobbles. Fully has dozens of customization options so you can truly make the desk feel like it’s yours. You get four height presets too, which means you can set the preferred height of the desk for more than one person.
This deal is on the 48 x 30-inch version with the white frame and white top, though the larger 55 x 28-inch black frame and mahogany top is also on sale for $280 ($70 off). I’ve been using an EN1 for nearly two years, and it’s great. You get a smooth motor, four height presents, and a desktop that still looks as good as the first day I got it. (It’s made of chipboard but doesn’t feel cheap.) However, it was a little tough to put together.
I tested the Executive version of this desk, which is exceptionally spacious, rises up and down smoothly thanks to the dual motors, and overall just feels luxurious. It’s really easy to put together, and you get a 10-year warranty (with a 3-year warranty on the motor and electrical components).
This Herman Miller is our top luxury pick in our Best Office Chairs guide. If you can find it on eBay or Facebook Marketplace for much less, you should snag it. But a deal like this doesn’t happen too often, especially since the Embody has exploded in price since the pandemic. It will take some getting used to, but it’ll ruin other chairs for you. There’s excellent back support, and nice heat transfer; nearly every part of the chair is adjustable to suit your body. Did I mention the 12-year warranty?
The Fully Alani looks nice and keeps you cool thanks to its mesh back. The seat is comfy, with good lumbar support, and it’s quite adjustable. The only reason it’s an honorable mention in our guide is that it’s more expensive than our top pick, the Branch Ergonomic Chair. This discount makes it cheaper, and a pretty darn good deal.
If you need an office chair but you don’t want to spend a dollar over $100, this is your best bet. It’s reasonably comfy, the mesh backrest won’t trap heat, and the armrests aren’t obstructive.
Read WIRED UK’s Best Monitors guide and our Home Office Gear guide for more details on these models.
Use code 15OLED22 to see the discount at checkout. I haven’t tried this exact version, but I have had a good experience with another Innocn portable monitor. This is an OLED, which should net you deep blacks and vivid colors, though 1080p isn’t the sharpest on a 15.6-inch screen. Still, this is a perfect screen you can tote around in your pack and use as a second screen at the coffee shop or office. If you have a USB-C port on your laptop, you can just plug it and have it running with a single cable.
Yes, this large screen has a 1080-pixel resolution, meaning it can look a bit fuzzy if you look too closely. But at a reasonable viewing distance, you’ll hardly notice. The colors look great, the bezels are slim, and it supports the VESA mounting standard so you can reclaim some desk space.
If you don’t need such a large screen, this 24-inch 1080-pixel resolution monitor will suffice. There’s VESA compatibility, but the stand is quite adjustable as well (you can tilt it to portrait orientation). Like the BenQ above, it has built-in speakers, but they don’t sound very good (most computer monitor speakers are bad).
Dual-monitor setups are great but ultrawide monitors, like this one from AOC, bring a whole new dimension to a WFH setup. Surrounding you with a plethora of pixels, this 34-inch curved display comes with gaming capabilities too, including a high refresh rate and accurate colors. Gaming or work, this is a nice monitor pick at a good price.
The 4K version of this LG gaming monitor is one of the top picks in our UK gaming monitors guide, with this version retaining the looks of its higher resolution equivalent. With this LG 27-inch model, you get a Full HD 240-Hz panel with support for Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium—to disrupt pesky screen tearing at those higher refresh rates. At just $200, it’s an appealing device for enthusiast gamers who don’t want to break the bank.
Clip the coupon button on the page to see the full discount at checkout. This portable monitor’s screen isn’t the clearest, and the build quality is quite plasticky, but it gets decently bright, and best of all has a built-in kickstand so you can prop it up wherever you are without the need for another accessory or a case.
Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 (7/10, WIRED Review) is well-built, lightweight, and offers all-day battery life. The screen is amazing; it gets bright and features rich colors and deep blacks. You also get two USB-C ports. It is a Chromebook though, so it’s best suited to those working almost entirely in the cloud.
Many productivity laptops, whether they’re aimed at students or professionals, tout their lightweight nature, but few do it quite like the LG Gram. This laptop weighs just 2.7 lbs (1.2kg) and that’s in spite of a large 16-inch Quad HD+ display. It also packs in a high-end 11th-gen Intel Core i7 chip, well-sized 16 GB of RAM, and a 256-GB SSD.
Hear us out: The Pixelbook Go may be getting on in age, but it is still rarely matched for its lightweight frame, great keyboard, and unique design combo. It remains in our Best Chromebooks guide for good reason—as a complete package, it’s a joy to use. The discount here isn’t all that significant but it’s a welcome reduction to an all-time great laptop. Hopefully, a Pixelbook Go 2 is on the way soon.
With Apple’s M2 chip now announced, the M2 Pro will, inevitably, be on the way out over the next 12 months or so. But that hardly means this laptop is out of date. It’s still one of the most powerful MacBooks around, especially for those who value long battery life. With a 512-GB SSD, serious creators might want to opt for the larger 1-TB option but it should suit most fine. It’s not a huge discount, but it’s a decent drop for an Apple product.
This is an excellent price for an already well-priced Chromebook. You get an 11th-gen Core i3 processor, which should be able to handle most tasks, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage. A 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen rounds it all out, allowing you to convert the laptop into tablet mode by swiveling the screen around.
If you’re looking for something with stylish and high-end MacBook vibes that can offer top-tier gaming performance, there’s nothing better than the Razer Blade 14. This pocket rocket squeezes in one of AMD’s best mobile processors alongside a supremely powerful Nvidia RTX 3080 laptop GPU. There’s also a luxurious Quad HD 165-Hz panel, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1-TB SSD. It’s still quite expensive, but it’s not often you get power and beauty in one Windows package.
The Nitro 5 has been one of the best cheap gaming laptops you can buy for a good few years now, pairing a basic no-frills chassis with a good gaming-friendly keyboard and high refresh rate screen. Gaming laptops aren’t cheap right now, with some models using the most basic of mobile graphics cards still topping $800 and above. This may be an older model but it’s a reliable device that’ll get you some entry-level gaming performance, at a newly discounted price.
Alienware produces some of the most unique-looking gaming tech on the market but the hardware doesn’t always live up to it. The M15 R6 breaks this mold with a high 360-Hz refresh rate panel, 32 GB of RAM, a 1-TB SSD, and an RTX 3070 graphics card onboard. The powerful components are well matched by one of the best gaming laptop keyboards around.
Need a high-powered desktop instead? If you can’t be bothered to build your own, this liquid-cooled tower from Alienware comes with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900 chip, 32 GB of RAM, a 1-TB SSD and 2-TB HDD, as well as an RTX 3080. The price isn’t cheap but over $400 off for Prime Day makes this powerhouse a more palatable option, especially given its chops as the successor to a top gaming desktop gaming PC in our guide.
Check out our Best Portable External Storage Drives guide for more details.
The X6 is one of the fastest drives we tested for data transfer and it’s super lightweight. It doesn’t have a rugged construction, so you will have to take some care with it. All size options of the X6 are reduced for Prime Day but we’ve picked the large 2-terabyte model as the sweet spot for the amount of storage for the cost.
The only SSD that outpaced the Crucial X6 in our testing was this SanDisk Extreme Portable. You have to spend a bit more for the same amount of storage but you get a more durable IP55-rated enclosure (better protection against dust and water). It remains lightweight for lugging around in your bag and there’s a handy carabiner loop for keeping this SanDisk secure.
If you’re looking for a drive for large backups, look no further than this WD Elements Desktop Hard Drive. This is another entry in our portable drive guide. It may be less portable than the former entries but it can be moved around quite easily. The 16-TB storage makes this ideal for regularly backing up your work and WD has software for this to happen automatically each night if you so choose. This is a hard drive rather than an SSD so you aren’t getting as fast speeds but, in return, you get a lot more storage for your money.
Headphone and Earbud Deals
We’ve rounded up more Prime Day headphone and speaker deals right here.
The Arctis Prime is our favorite wired gaming headset under $100 and Prime Day has reduced it down to just under $50 (8/10, WIRED Recommends). This headset offers a rich and expansive sound as well as strong build quality and a comfortable fit. There’s no active noise cancelation, but noise-isolating ear cups do a good job of keeping sound out. The retractable mic makes it great for Zoom calls or the after-hours when you dip into Discord.
The release of OnePlus’s top-of-the-range wireless earbuds largely flew under the radar, with its departed founder Carl Pei releasing the Nothing Ear 1 earbuds around the same time. It’s a shame as they offer a great experience at a low price. The Buds Pro are a top pick in WIRED UK’s wireless earbuds guide for their mid-range price but high-end features.
These Bowers & Wilkins got an honorable mention in our Best Wireless Earbuds guide because they were priced at a hefty $399. Now that the cost is down by more than $150, that softens the blow. You get good looks, quality sound, and AptX Adaptive support for better music fidelity. Four hours of battery life when noise canceling is on isn’t great, though.
Jabra’s Elite 7 Active are rated as WIRED’s best earbuds for working out, and it’s easy to see why. The buds comes with a comfortable and secure fit alongside a strong 8 hours of battery life and a two-year warranty. They’re IP57-rated, meaning they’re dustproof and can be submerged in water up to one meter. These are great buds you can use on your Zoom calls and take straight to the gym (even if the gym is your living room).
The Arctis 1 from SteelSeries is already one of our favorite wired gaming headsets but its most appealing feature is enhanced this Prime Day with an awesome price cut. The low price doesn’t mean quality is all that compromised though. It’s sturdy and comfortable, and you get a removable mic, plus broad support across modern consoles and PC.
True wireless earbuds for less than $50? You betcha. The Back Bay Tempo 30 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) impressed WIRED senior associate editor Adrienne So. They’re lightweight, built well, waterproof, and fit small ears well. The eight-hour battery is icing on the cake. On the other hand, call quality isn’t great and the Bluetooth connection can be a bit finicky.
If you are looking for a top-tier wireless gaming headset then look no further than the G Pro X from Logitech—WIRED’s top pick in this category. Like many of the best sets of gaming headphones, it manages to keep the weight low while still supporting high-end features like DTS:X surround sound support—a massive boon when playing competitive shooters. There are lots of customization options here too via the Logitech G Hub software, and we really love the soft matte texture and silver-plated sides.
Check out our Best Keyboards and Best Gaming Mice guides for more recommendations.
Mechanical keyboards often don’t come cheap, especially for fully-featured models. However, the G413 from Logitech is our top pick for $100 and a steal at this price. It’s a great pick if you’re a PC gamer who doesn’t care too much about flashy colors, with an understated black design, but likes the idea of customizable RGB lighting. It’s a great entry-level mechanical keyboard.
Prefer a wireless setup? This keyboard has mechanical switches despite its ultra-slim size. That means it’s perfect for taking with you on the days you need to head to the office (or coffee shop). It connects via Bluetooth and is quite tactile, despite the low profile. There’s customizable RGB lighting, and you can recharge it via USB-C.
Here at WIRED, this gaming peripheral is our top pick for creative automation. Of course, you can game with it, but the dual connection options, five macro keys, and the accompanying programmable automation options make this a great pick for creatives and coders. If you’re looking for something that doesn’t dominate your desk so much, the Logitech G915 TKL Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard ($150) is discounted now too.
Getting a wireless mouse with a dock is a handy way to cut out the fuss of recharging it. Place the Razer Viper Ultimate on top of the dock to top it up whenever you’re not working or playing. Aside from the useful charging solution, this is a top-shelf gaming mouse with optical switches and one of the speediest wireless response times around.
Cheap, speedy, reliable. Several WIRED staffers have or have owned this mouse from Logitech for years. It’s powered by a single AA battery that you’ll only need to replace once a year or so. You get speedy wireless response times as it hooks up to your PC via a wireless dongle, as well as programmable buttons.
The Naga Trinity mouse isn’t your normal point-and-clicker. It’s our top gaming mouse pick for those who like to tinker. There are three interchangeable side plates included, allowing you to switch between a 2-button, 7-button, and 12-button setup depending on the requirements of the game you’re playing. Further, there’s Razer’s Chroma RGB lighting and a 16,000-DPI optical sensor. All that for just $50 is pretty spectacular.
Check out our Best USB Hubs and Docks guide for more.
Need a hub to expand your selection of ports on your laptop? This one should suffice for most people. Just plug it into your laptop’s USB-C port and you’ll get seven extra ports, including one for USB-C passthrough charging.
This version is for MacBooks, and it will take up both USB-C ports on the left side of compatible machines (we’ve tested it with the M1 MacBook Air). It supports charging adapters up to 100 watts and offers up a 4K HDMI port, a MicroSD card reader, and more.
This Satechi adapter is unique. You can plug it into your laptop to get extra ports like HDMI, USB-C, and two USB-A. But the star of the show is the enclosure itself, which lets you add your own M.2 SATA SSD. That means it can double as a portable storage drive. A 1-terabyte card like this one should work.
Our Work From Home Gear guide has more details and product recommendations, so check it out!
A 4K webcam means you’ll look wonderfully sharp on your video calls, but it also means that when you zoom in to hide the rest of your room from view, you’ll still look pretty good. This camera sits on a rotating base and has the capability to follow your face. It automatically turns off and faces downward when it detects you’re done with your video call. It’s spendy, but it’s reliable and fun to use.
It’s a good idea to mount your monitor on your desk so you can get rid of the stand and reclaim desk space. This one holds up to 20 pounds, is quite adjustable, and VESA compatible (make sure your monitor supports the VESA mounting standard). There’s built-in cable management to keep your cords neat.
Got an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13? You can magnetically attach your supported iPhone on the front of this dock to wirelessly recharge, but on the back, you get three AC outlets, two USB-C ports (one of which can output 65 watts), and two USB-A ports. It’s a great way to avoid having a power strip on the ground with cables all over the floor.
This WIRED-tested laptop stand is an excellent addition for working off the couch or in bed. You can raise the left side of the desktop to a variety of angles, making it a good option for anyone looking to sketch, and the right edge always sits in a fixed position for your coffee. There’s a tiny little drawer on the side for small tchotchkes. Read our Best Laptop Stands guide for more.
We’re big fans of Rocketbook’s notebooks and its Core pad features in our top reusable products guide. The Fusion is a 42-page notebook that comes with seven different page styles to suit your needs. Once you’ve got your musings all written up, you can then use the Rocketbook app to accurately scan your work and store it on cloud services. There’s a handy Pilot Frixion pen included too. Rocketbook also makes some reusable flash cards ($9) that are half-price this Prime Day.
I’ve had this stand on top of my desk for more than a year and it’s in great shape. It can hold two monitors side by side (or just one) and offers up some storage space underneath. You can buy it in oak or walnut (the former is even cheaper). The arms are made of stainless steel and can support up to 220 pounds
Save some desk space and plop your headphones on this sleek wood stand instead of your desk. The base doubles as a wireless charger, so you can juice up your wireless earbuds case, phone, or any device that supports wireless charging (though the charging speed is slow).
We prefer mesh Wi-Fi systems for most people because they’re incredibly easy to set up and maintain, and this model from TP-Link is one of the best for people on a budget. You get three nodes to set around your home for broad coverage, and there is a good number of parental controls.
If you’re spending all your time at home, it’s a good idea to make sure the air you’re breathing is always clean. Air purifiers can cause quite the commotion though, but this Blueair—one of our top picks—is whisper quiet on its low setting. The Blue 411 Auto will adjust its fan intensity as it monitors the pollutant levels in the air, upping and lowering it accordingly.
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